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Mar 10, 2013 05:33 AM

Is there such a thing as yogurt with vegetables?

Or would that be just dip?

I was eating a Chobani pineapple yesterday and as I was stirring it up, I realized that I've never seen, or even heard of, a similar product where instead of fruit, you'd stir up salsa or ratatouille or butternut squash.

I think if it was made as a dip, it would be perfectly normal, but would you eat it from a cup like fruited yogurt?

I kinda want to make some of my own just to see if it's edible, even.

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  1. If you're talking about a prepared/packaged item then I don't know of any yogurt with vegetable products. Though in Israel there are brands of cottage cheese that come prepared with olives in them.

    However, as a "thing" the quickest that comes to mind are the various yogurt and cucumber condiments. Typically it's used as a condiment to other dishes, but I don't see why it couldn't be eaten as it's own dish.

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    1. re: cresyd

      Yup, I definitely mean a pre-packaged product. I did forget about tzatziki and similar, which I'm pretty sure I would just eat with a spoon as it is crazy delicious.

      It just seems weird though, that yogurt with fruit seems to be a normal thing, eaten with a spoon for lunch, but yogurt with vegetables is a dip or a side dish or a condiment.

      I'm going to saute up some zucchini and red peppers and give it a go.

      1. re: Violatp

        Definitely no reason why it wouldn't work as a flavor combination - yogurt can be really versatile with different flavors.

        I've made condiments before taking roasted onions and blending them with yogurt - so if that tastes yummy, no reason why it wouldn't taste yummy as a snack.

    2. I eat yogurt as a side dish to Indian and middle eastern food all the time. Plain and almost always Greek. I will also add salt and strain for a sort of labneh knockoff.

      1. Id consider the Greek Tsatziki sauce a yogurt with vegetables...Its made with "plain" yogurt,diced cucumbers,onion and garlic with a dash of white pepper and squeeze of fresh lemon...Look it up and make some and serve it with grilled meat or just dip some toasted pita triangles in it...its fabulous...

        1. Cottage cheese with vegetables has been around for ages, so it's not such a stretch to think of yoghurt with vegetables. I'd prefer raw and crunchy rather than roasted.

          1. I haven't seen it as a prepared product (though I haven't looked--I just buy plain yogurt). I do often mix grated carrot into yogurt. It's a refreshing snack for me.

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            1. re: debbiel

              I've never tried carrot, but it sounds wonderful! Just straight up grated carrot? I like a little ground coriander sprinkled in yogurt, and I imagine that would go very well with the carrots. Must try!

              1. re: cayjohan

                The coriander would be good! I've been on a za'atar kick lately, so have been sprinkling some of that in. And I go pretty heavy on the carrot.

                1. re: debbiel

                  Plain sumac sprinkled on yogurt is also really tasty.

                  1. re: cresyd

                    That sounds good. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

                    1. re: cresyd

                      Well I failed to try this the next day as planned And then forgot about it until today. I just had it with some carrots. Absolutely wonderful, so refreshing. Thanks very much for the suggestion!